Chaponda prides himself as ‘bulldozer’, ideal for agriculture ministry

Newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda has touted himself as bulldozer and the best to head the messy ministry.

Chaponda: I'm the bulldozer

Chaponda: I’m the bulldozer

Speaking at a political rally on Friday in Nchalo, Chikwawa, Chaponda said contrary to media reports, he was the right person for the job saying he will work hard to ensure that Malawi gets its lost glory of a food basket for the region.

“I have read that some people are saying that I am not fit to be minister for agriculture because I am not a bulldozer, that is not true Your Excellency. I will work to ensure hunger ends in Malawi,” said the former Foreign Affairs minister.

The opposition accused Chaponda of being insensitive to the country’s ailing economy because of his endless global trotting.

Mutharika fired  Thyolo South-West member of Parliament (MP) Allan Chiyembekeza, who served as Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, on an undisclosed reasons although some commentators say it is due to the ever falling agriculture sector blamed for the persistent food shortages.

Mutharika assured Malawians that through Chaponda, who is also Democratic Progressive Party vice president, Malawi would now produce enough food as was the case before.

Chaponda has been reportedly been earmarked to succeed Mutharika as President, a claim the minister downplayed.

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Peter Mathanyula
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5 months 15 days ago

This ziphwisi minister asatibowe, bulldozer my foot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pido
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5 months 16 days ago

Aaati bulldozer? Taking after Magufuli. Mbuzi ungafanane ndi magufuli kanyimbi ngati iwe

Bima Matheza
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Bima Matheza
5 months 16 days ago

this is a clever way of cash gating

Vyantonda
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5 months 16 days ago

demotion idiot u don’t know this ur in the same plate with Kalilani the woman from Dowa

Zanga Phee!
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Zanga Phee!
5 months 16 days ago

Give us time frame Mr Chaponda?see my name.

VYOTO
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VYOTO
5 months 16 days ago
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE , IRRIGATION AND WATER DEVELOPMENT IS A VERY IMPORTANT AND BIG MINISTRY, IT NEEDS TO BE HEADED BY A BIG HEADED PS AND A MINISTER THAT UNDERSTANDS IT VERY WELL.UNFORTUNATELY, PS MAGANGA HAS BEEN LEARNING ON THE JOB,SHE WAS OFFERED THE PS JOB AT A TIME WHEN SHE WAS AT HER DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE OF HER CAREER. ALL THIS WAS AT THE EXPENSE OF VERY CAPABLE AGRICULTURALISTS IN THE ADDS AND AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH STATIONS.SHE IS A BENEFICIARY OF THE MUTHALIKAS INTRODUCED LOMWELISATION POLICY, THE RESULTS OF THE LOMWELISATION POLICY IS IN A WAY BITING THE SAME MUTHALIKAS.ZOTI NDI… Read more »
paka bush
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paka bush
5 months 16 days ago

This is a demotion a Chaponda……You cant be proud of that…Your problem is that you were becoming level headed at Foreign Affairs……Staff there has no kind words for you…..You were demeaning the Veep, the Chief Secretary infront of Diplomats……You thought you were a Prime Minister, may be? Ndege muziyiwonela patali tsopano popeza ndi bwezi wa Ma Tractor tsopano!!!!!

rody
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5 months 16 days ago

welcome george to the rot !
u got a hell of work to do .this is one hell rotten ministry with lousiest adminstration ! a diploma holder is getting less than a guard at tv malawi ! start bulldozing work with livestock department coz it is aptly now deadstock dept.!

ineyo
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ineyo
5 months 17 days ago

Thanks for conceding that the country is facing hunger, although all along you have been saying the opposite.

Several factors will lead to your success Mr Binkhi Chaponda some of which u may not have direct control over . watch your mouth my friend. And this inept president publicly said Chaponda is the right person to turn things around! what do u mean? who gave Dr chiyembekedza the ministerial post? Now u telling the nation that your hiring and firing of ministers is a game of try and error!

Ukaziputa Limbanazo
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Ukaziputa Limbanazo
5 months 17 days ago

Pride in an unhatched egg? Don’t despise you friend’s effort,everything is ever changing moya and mind you, u have no control over the seasons, bulldozing? mvula ikavuta will u make yours? There is no good boy in politics,we will soon witness your failure,Dr Chiyembekeza we have seen how tirelessly u tried to turn things around only that conditions were conducive….we need you very badly in your constituency,there are a thousand ways to serve people tizupita Ku Masambanjati tukagwire ntchito, once achiever always achiever,maso pasogolo…………

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